In a manufacturing facility, it is important that the production process runs as efficiently as possible. It must be effective in terms of time and money, as well as being beneficial to the environment. There's a lot you can do to optimize production, but one easy measure is to regularly check the machine accessories. So please take a few minutes to read the following tips:
Small details make a big difference
Conveyor belts are often used in a production facility in order to move materials and products from one place to another. Wear strips and guides act as a slider belt and support for the conveyor belt. There are many benefits to these accessories, such as helping to ensure that the machine stays in perfect working order.
Reduce wear on your belt, increase production efficiency
Important accessories can also increase the service life of your conveyor belt – the wear strips and guides are worn down rather than the belt itself. You won't need to replace the conveyor belt as often, so you will save on operating costs (wear strips and guides cost much less than conveyor belts). Since less force is necessary to run the system, upgrading the machines also means considerable energy savings and another step toward environmental responsibility.
Improve conveyor belt performance and reduce maintenance At Habasit we know all there is to know about wear strips and guides. We call our solution HabiPLAST.
It is the best option if you want to improve the performance and reduce the maintenance of your conveyor belt. Our products consist of extruded, machined and associated metal profiles. The range is specially designed to work with product groups like slat and steel roller chains, as well as plastic modular, timing and round belts. HabiPLAST can be used in many industries: printing, packaging, food & beverage, paper, pharmaceuticals, glass, chemicals, and mechanical engineering.
So what is it that makes HabiPLAST so special? HabiPLAST is made of high molecular weight polyethylene. Unlike our competitors, which often make their corresponding products of PE500, HabiPLAST uses PE4000. High molecular weight polyethylene is characterized by excellent wear properties, low friction, and high abrasion resistance. HabiPLAST therefore offers many benefits.
In addition to the Polyethylene, Habasit offers solutions in Polyamide (PA), Polyoxymethylene (POM), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), Polyvinylcloride (PVC) and Polypropylene (PP).
Benefits of HabiPLAST
- Good resistance to dirt and chemicals = lower friction and less wear
- Does not absorb moisture = hygienic and easy to clean
- Low coefficient of friction = less force needed, lower electricity costs
- High impact resistance even at low temperatures = tolerates a wider range of ambient temperature
- Reduces vibrations and noise = good working environment for personnel
- Easy and quick to install = saving time and money
- Self-lubricating = lower maintenance costs
- High abrasion resistance and durability = longer service life for profiles, guides and belts
- Antistatic or Electro conductive (PE-EC) = electrical equipment cannot be damaged or destroyed
Taking it to the next level
If that’s not enough, Habasit has taken success to the next level with HabiPLAST TriboPlus®, the latest generation of Polyethylene guides for modular belts and chains. Having been just recently introduced to the market, the exceptional benefits are already evident in customer’s results. TriboPlus® offers superior performance in terms of low friction co-efficient and high wear resistance, reducing friction and power consumption by up to 50% with almost zero wear.
The product is a result of extensive research and lab testing so that it has been equipped to handle severe working conditions with outstanding productivity. HabiPLAST TriboPlus® can also be provided with special ESD (Electro Static Discharge) Polyethylene.
All of these options provide an easy way to fully optimize the reliability of your facility. Do you need custom-made wear strips or guides? No problem. We also make profiles based on your drawings in a material of your choice. Small details make a big difference. Contact us for more information!